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Windows Xp Desk Top System #1318865
04/03/24 06:48 PM
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Hi everyone

Does anyone out there have and old windows Xp system the would like to part
with the reason I ask is I have many older game that will not run an Vista and windows 7
And thats the only system they will run on I had and old Xp system but it gave up the
Ghost so I had to part with it not I am trying to get another on If anyone has one
As mentioned above I would appreciate a reply

Thank you
Bluto

Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1318870
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About the only place you can find old XP systems to buy is on Ebay. They are roughly $100 - $125 there.

Can we assume you have tried to run these games in XP compatibility mode on your Vista or Windows 7 computers?


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Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1318884
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My first thought is that most if not all of my XP games work on my Windows 7 computer, so it seems likely to me that Bluto is having issues for many of these games for which there may already be a solution (such as running in compatibility mode). From my own experience, I don't recall even having to use compatibility mode for many of them.

About a year ago Bluto posted a similar question in regards to where he might find a used Windows 98 computer, which you can find here. The advice there is applicable to the present topic too.

Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1318890
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Plus we have quite a long thread titled Windows 7 and Games here at GB with games that run, tweaks for some etc. Bluto, you can find that thread here.

Windows 7 and Games


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Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Draclvr] #1319099
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Hi Draclvr

Did You send The Track and Trace number 15 LA1095551NL
With The arrival date I believe I sent you the Address to send it to
Or was I talking to someone else.

Please let me know

Thank you

Bluto

Ps I am still looking fpr a used XP system desk top

Thank You

Bluto

Last edited by Bluto; 04/07/24 10:58 AM.
Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319101
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Hi Bluto, the Flying Dutchman (Rob) provided you with that tracking information regarding Syberia; he was the one who sent you the game. And I was the one who gave him your mailing information.

Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319122
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And also, Bluto, did you read the posts above answering your question about where to find an XP desk top?


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Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Marian] #1319139
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Hi Marian

Sorry for the mistake I made pertaning to Draclvr and rob I am checking my mail box every
Day waiting for the information Rob sent to come in but to this point nothing has arrived
I hope it arrives soon so I can try it on my systems. I have Vista XP and Windows 7 the
Windows 7 is a laptop the other 2 are desktops

Once again sorry for the mistake.

Bluto

Last edited by Bluto; 04/07/24 03:59 PM. Reason: Mistake made in Message
Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319142
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Sorry for the mistake Marian

Tell the boomers I apologise

Bluto

Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319144
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You didn't make a mistake, Bluto! You just mixed up your posts a little bit! The post with the information about the game Rob sent you is in your post in the Games Buy, Sell and Trade forum. No worries!

Did you see my comment above about the posts in THIS thread about where you might find an XP computer to buy on Ebay? Also, I posted a link to our Windows 7 and games thread where you might find ways to run your games on Windows 7.


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Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319147
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Bluto, Rob sent you the information in a private message right here on Gameboomers - do you know how to read your private messages?

Rob said this in the Trading Post Syberia thread:

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Hello Bluto,

The game has been sent.
Arrival date probably between the 11th and 15th.

The Track and Trace I will send you by Personal Message.]


And no need to apologize. smile

Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319156
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I've wondered that too, Marian! Bluto said he sent me two messages, but there was nothing there. Could he not know how to access and use his private messages? Which, of course, is where all private information such as addresses etc. should be sent.


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Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Marian] #1319158
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Hi Marian

Rob is right I don't know how to get to private messages on game boomers
I would appreciate all help from both of you on how to do that I am anxious
To receive the game and look forward to playing it when I receive it
One again Thanks to both of you for your patience. let me know if you
Recieve this message.

Bluto

Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319160
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We are ALWAYS here to help as much as we can! That's what we do. I wish I could use pictures, but we can't do that here at GB. Look at the upper right of your screen. Underneath all the links to the different places to go at Gameboomers, you will see your screen name... Bluto. To the left of Bluto, there is a small envelope. Click on it and that will take you to your Private Messages! To send someone a private message - such as including your address which should never be public - just go to a post the person has made. For example, go to The Trading Post forum and find your Syberia post. Scroll down to find FlyingDutchman/Rob. Click on his name. A drop-down list lets you select the second one to "SEND" him a Private Message.

PLEASE let us know if you need any more help as we are here and glad to give it!


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Re: Windows Xp Desk Top System [Re: Bluto] #1319279
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